SALT LAKE CITY — June 2 is Free Fishing Day in Utah. Would-be anglers will not need a fishing license to fish in the state that day.
"Make plans now to get out with your family and enjoy a free day of fishing," said Drew Cushing, warm water sport fisheries coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources.
Cushing reminds those who want to fish that all of the other rules in the state's fishing guidebook will still be in effect. People can learn those rules by reading the 2012 Utah Fishing Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks. Copies are also available at DWR offices and from fishing license agents across Utah.
Before Free Fishing Day, the DWR will place extra fish in waters across the state. Most of those fish will be placed in lakes and reservoirs, making those locations good places to fish on June 2.
Utah's community fishing ponds also may be good locations, as they provide a variety of fish. Community fishing ponds can be found at wildlife.utah.gov/cf/map.php.